The Stone Chopper is part of the new and so far successful power miner line. The theme originally was thought to bad and full of technic. We all thought of the worst. But now we can see that more than a few people have changed their minds!. This is the smallest of the Power Miners theme. So do you think this set is any good? Lets find out!
Name: 8956 Stone Chopper
Price: US. 5.99, UK. 3.89, EUR 4.39
Year Released: 2009
"When the Power Miners are in a jam, they send out the Stone Chopper! This tough excavation cycle packs some serious speed and mining power, thanks to its twin rock-cutting saws that automatically spin as it rolls. Features saw bike with fierce spinning saw blade wheels! Includes miner and rock monster! Combine with #8957 Mine Mech to build the Cave Cutter!"
On to the review!
The new box art for the power miners is really nice! The dirty and industrial theme works well. When I went to the store to buy this, it was the first thing that caught my eye!
These are great minifigs. The rock monster is fun, you can stick things in his belly.
The minifigs in this set are really nice. The printing on him is very detailed. The rock monster is a fun little gimmick. The miner has a double head, one normal, one scared-
A decent selection, there are some newly colored elements here. Some highlights would be the orange blades.
Part one-The chasis-
Some nice stickers in the front, great detail there.
There are really fun parts to this set. It rolls along well, perfect for running over other minfigs!
Design7/10 It works well as an industrial motorcycle and I feel the main problem are the holes on the frame.
Parts: 6/10 There is a nice assortment, but there are too many technic bits in a small system set.
Price: 8/10 For $5.99 you are getting a nice model with great minifigs, but there are only 31 pieces, they should of had more accessories like the dynamite.
Playability: 9/10 Certainly fun to wheel around and fight the rock monster but it is limited to that.
Overall 7.5/10 A very good little set that is easy to build and very appealing to most. This a good example of what the theme is like, a nice mix of technic and system and the color scheme of lime green and orange parts. I would definitely suggest for anyone to buy this set. Its inexpensive, fun, and a good way to sample the theme!
And one for fun-
Edited by WhiteFang, 23 May 2009 - 06:42 PM.